What I do and why I do it.
As an avid genealogist and storyteller, I am committed to providing my clients with not only accurate, thoroughly-researched family trees, but also compelling family histories. Genealogy is about so much more than family group sheets and pedigree charts. I consider it my job as a genealogist to bring the past to life with historical context and the individual narratives of our ancestors.
I believe in this work not only because it provides opportunities to venture into the past, but also because it often reveals a glimpse of how we came to be. By examining your family's past, you uncover a new understanding of self and of the people who helped you become you.
Lisa was so great to work with! She is detailed and quick with her responses back! I look forward to working with her on future projects!
- Mariah, June 2021
Lisa is very passionate & dedicated to her work. She goes well beyond what is expected & wants her clients to be happy & satisfied with the results she brings to them. You can count on her to go the extra mile for you. Thank you Lisa for giving me the opportunity to go on this journey with you.
-K. Furino, March 2021
Lisa took me on a fascinating ancestry journey. It is very clear that she worked very hard to discover the family history. I thought about doing it myself and see there is no way I could have accomplished what she did even if I spent a year doing research! She has sources of information that I never knew existed. The amount of ancestry detail she shared with me is way more than I expected to get. I would recommend Lisa to anyone who is interested in finding more about their family history!
-V. Velasco, March 2021
Lisa is the best and is extremely communicative and responsive. I found her to be receptive to my feedback and willing to brainstorm other possibilities She was able to bring calm order to my chaotic genealogy notes. My family history came “alive” way beyond mere cold dates.
-R. Williams, January 2021
What do you get for the guy who has everything?
Too often when I would ask my husband about his family history, he would answer with "I wish I knew more." Lisa tirelessly poured through mountains of research and constructed the most amazing genealogical resource that dated back generations. Her work translated to actual signatures of great great grandparents, copies of draft registration cards, wedding pictures, and photos of their original family homes, with families swaying in their rocking chairs. So much more than we could've ever found on a website. It told the story of his family's history from the time they arrived in this country, to current moments that his grandfather could recollect.
We gave this book to my father-in-law for Christmas, and that year went to visit my grandfather-in-law, where we shared the book with him. It was remarkable to see him nodding along as though we were sharing a photo album from his childhood. "Yup, that’s my grandfather." "That was their home in Pennsylvania." "They were farmers!" Every now and then he would look up as if to say, "how is this possible?" That was the last time we saw Grandpa Spath, as he passed away later that same year. Needless to say, it was the most memorable gift, and we feel so fortunate to have shared that experience with him.
-E.A., December 2020